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Taylor, Craig / New Yorkers

SKU 9780385681636 / Taylor, Craig / New Yorkers: A City And Its People In Our Time / TR
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From the bestselling author of Londoners, an epic portrait of today's New York told through the boisterous voices and true stories of its people.

Ten years in the making, New Yorkers is a compulsively readable portrait of New York that is as lively and vibrant as the city itself. Acclaimed writer and editor Craig Taylor ventured into nearly every corner of the city, getting some of its best talkers--rich and poor, old and young, native and immigrant--to share indelible tales about New York in our time.

Here are a blind man on navigating the city by smell, a rapper on the sound of New York, a cop on the long aftermath of 9/11, and a boxer on first entering Madison Square Garden. Here are the voices of the people who make the city go: a subway conductor, a window-washer on Rockefeller Center, and an electrician who keeps the lights on at the top of the Empire State Building. And here are unforgettable glimpses of the city, including the Statue of Liberty as seen by one of its security guards, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from a balloon handler, the Marathon from a runner through all five boroughs, and Christmas in New York as seen by a Salvation Army bell-ringer on
42nd and Fifth.

New Yorkers is a symphony of the city that dares call itself the greatest in the world.

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